Best Curology Moisturizer Alternatives [And Why You Really Should Care NOW]

Best Curology Moisturizer Alternatives [And Why You Really Should Care NOW]

Dr. Beth Goldstein
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In the market for an amazing Curology moisturizer alternative? We get it. Curology has been a popular skincare brand for a while, with customizable skincare that treats any number of skin conditions, from acne to fine lines. However, just like any skincare brand or product, it’s not going to be the best fit for every skin type out there, or for each and every person looking to treat a particular skin condition.

Even for those who love Curology’s products, many aren’t eager to pay the high price tag each month or aren’t interested in a subscription service for their skincare. Others are looking for a moisturizer that has SPF included – especially as the research continues to show that wearing a daily SPF is absolutely essential to skin health. 

And if that wasn’t enough, men and women’s skin are also different, and products designed to fit both might not be as effective as a product designed just for men, who have 20-25% thicker skin.Thankfully, there are several options available that were created with this in mind.

Below are several Curology moisturizer alternatives that are both easy to use and effective, alternatives with a range of price points and ingredients designed to protect your skin and leave you with a healthier, brighter complexion. 

**The chart above highlights the price point and details by brand for the specific products below, it does not summarize all products in all product lines

Curology Moisturizer Alternative #1- The Daily by GetMr.

The Daily 3-in-1 face lotion

The Daily 3-in-1 face lotion


  Shouldn't taking care of your skin be easy? Now, it is. The Daily is the first moisturizer, aftershave with mineral SPF all-in-one face lotion made to help you have your healthiest skin. Dr. G selected non-comedogenic, smart ingredients, like plant stem cell… Read More

The Daily by GetMr SPF 30


This product is the all-in-one non-comedogenic sunscreen (SPF 30) moisturizer, clean aftershave, and age-defense skincare product specifically designed for men. 

If you only want one bottle on your counter that still manages to deliver all of the antioxidants, protection, age defense, and moisturizing that your skin needs, we have the right product for you. 

The Daily also includes the ingredient Niamiciade, a key dermatologist-recommended ingredient that is also in many of the Curology products, so you get the same refreshing, brightening benefits. The Daily by GetMr. uses the all-natural, mineral-based active ingredient non-nano zinc oxide, making this product better for you and the planet. 

It’s also a solid option for men who are looking for a skincare product that is:

  • Dermatologist-developed

  • Non-greasy

  • Non-comedogenic

  • Safe for sensitive skin 

  • Free from chemical SPF

 The Daily is a great option for men with sensitive skin who are just breaking into the world of sunscreen and moisturizers or who just want a one-step, all-in-one product that was dermatologist-developed for men’s skin.


If you are looking for a multi-step program or a brand looking to offer multiple products that work in tandem, this isn’t the product for you. The Daily is designed for the simplest, least complicated skincare routine that looks to get all of the benefits out of one step. 

Best Suited for: 

Men who want a no-hassle, easy skincare routine that still provides age defense and damage protection as well as moisturizing and antioxidant benefits. As a mineral-based sunscreen, this product is also great for men with sensitive skin who might be irritated by chemical SPF.


$35 for 1 fl oz or a subscription (every 1,2 or 3 months) for a reduced rate of $27.99. 

About the Brand: 

Get Mr. was founded by a mother-daughter duo who are passionate about reducing the rates of skin cancer in men. 

A relatively new face in men’s skincare, Get Mr. looks to encourage men who are unsure about wearing a daily sunscreen by educating them on the importance of daily SPF as well as offering an option that can be used as a “Holy Grail” :

  • all-in-one moisturizer

  • SPF, aftershave

  • age defense product. 

With a brand designed with men in mind, GetMr. uses biodegradable packaging and promises to reduce up to 90% of skin damage (wrinkles and brown spots) and 40% of skin cancer risk.

Curology Moisturizer Alternative #2 - Lumin Ultra-Hydrating Moisturizing Balm

Lumin Ultra-Hydrating Moisturizing Balm


This curology moisturizer alternative is self-described as targeting dehydration, sun damage, oil regulation, and a weak skin barrier. Using meadowfoam seed oil, apple extract, and ginger extract, this moisturizer is designed with men in mind, taking into account the thicker barrier of men’s skin.


This moisturizer does not have SPF included, and the product requires the user to dip the fingers in to apply rather than using a pump, increasing the risk of bacteria being transferred to the product from the fingers.

Best suited for:

Men who want a moisturizer that is easy to use and provides multiple benefits beyond just hydration. The minimalist packaging will also look great on any bathroom sink! 


$29 for 1.7 fl oz (subscription)

About the brand:

Lumin is a premium skincare brand designed for men that takes into account the differences in men and women’s skin. 

Offering face masks, cleansers, and even hair and body products, Lumin looks to create products that are 80-95% natural and great for men who are first-time users of skincare.

Curology Moisturizer Alternative #3 - Cetaphil Daily Hydrating Lotion with Hyaluronic Acid

Cetaphil Daily Hydrating Lotion


This curology moisturizer alternative locks in moisture and hydrates your skin for 24 hours, using hyaluronic acid to boost its long-lasting moisturizing power. This daily moisturizer is 

  • Lightweight

  • Fast-absorbing

  • Moisturizing

  • Non-greasy

  • Hypo-allergenic

Another pro for this moisturizer is that it is easily available. Unlike some other skincare products that need to be ordered directly from the brand’s website, this daily face lotion can be found on the shelf in Walmart, Target, Ulta, and most other common retailers that carry skincare products.


This product is good for combination to dry skin, so oily skin types might find that it doesn’t target shine production as well as other products on the market. If you have oily skin, it might be best to look for a moisturizer that provides a more matte finish.

This moisturizer is also one that does not have SPF included, so users would need to be sure they are getting their sun protection from another source, like face sunscreen.

Best Suited for:

Those with dry or combination skin who are looking for a moisturizing face product that is gentle for sensitive skin.


Though the price varies slightly by retail site, it averages about $15 for 3 fl oz, considerably cheaper then others on this list. If you’re looking for an effective and easy-to-use moisturizer without the larger money commitment, this might be a good starting place.

About the Brand:

Cetaphil is a well-established, popular skin company that claims to be the “#1 dermatologist recommended a facial skincare brand”. Cetaphil has been around for over 70 years and has millions of users in over 70 countries. 

Curology Moisturizer Alternative #4 - Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men


This moisturizer is fueled by antioxidants, with ingredients like Vitamin E and C, chestnut extract, and soy to reinvigorate dull skin for a fresh, bright complexion. 

Designed to absorb quickly with no residue, this moisturizer is perfect for men who want a quick and easy hydration boost. 


This product doesn’t have the added benefits of targeting break-out prone skin or aging concerns. 


At $35 for 4.2 fl oz, this is a middle of the road option, price-wise. A subscribe and save option does offer 5% savings, and other sizes are available for other price points.

Best Suited for:

People who want a more premium product from a more luxury skincare brand, and who do not have a particular skin need they are looking to treat, like breakouts or aging. If your main skin concern is just dull skin that could use a boost, this is a good option. 

About the Brand:

The original Keihl’s apothecary was founded in 1851, giving this brand a long history of meeting skincare needs. 

In 1921, the first products still on the market today began being sold, and in 1941 Keihl’s was one of the first brands to begin listing their ingredients on their products before it became a government-mandate. 

Today, the brand bases its mission around creating products that are “gentle but effective”, and has a wide variety of skin care options available online and in stores. 

Get ready to try one of these curology moisturizer alternatives and see if it’s right for you

If Curology hasn’t been the perfect fit for your skin, you aren’t alone. Fortunately, the options for a moisturizer suited specifically to men are many — and the ones we included today are a great place to start. 

If your skin is needing a boost of hydration, age defense, sun protection, protection against environmental pollutants, or all of the above, then look no further than a great skincare product that not only promises to deliver but actually does. 

If grabbing your girlfriend or wife’s skin cream from the counter on occasion just hasn’t been cutting it, we highly recommend investing in some skincare that is tried and trusted by men just like you. It doesn’t have to be rocket science! But the benefits really will be out of this world. (sorry...we had to). 

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